2.11.2012

Baby Wescoat: 14 weeks! (tomorrow!)

I'm on a roll this morning so I thought I'd give a quick update on Baby Wescoat! I'm going to change it up this time because nothing big is changing from week to week at this point so I feel like all of those update posts have been the same.

I am still feeling great! I cannot thank God enough for blessing me with the health throughout the 1st trimester that he has. I haven't had an ounce of morning sickness (once I got over the initial shock of being pregnant. I'm pretty sure the first week I was sick with shock and shear fear!) and other than a couple weeks of being exhausted my energy has been good too! I've had a few days of some pretty severe cramping but after talking to the doctor I'm so happy to hear that its a-ok and a good sign of my body adjusting and growing.

14 weeks! Yep, that means today is our last day in the first trimester! Thats so incredibly exciting to me and ridiculously terrifying all at the same time! That means we are 6 weeks away from being able to find out the gender, 13 weeks away from the third trimester, and 6 months away from meeting our baby. I believe I'm beginning to slowly wrap my mind around the fact that we are having a baby, I will be a mom.

For someone who has always wanted to be a mom you would have thought I would have been much more excited from the beginning. Honestly, it took me a good week to really be excited at all. I was so scared. We found out we were pregnant exactly 2 months after we got married. We had joked about getting pregnant right away but very seriously talked about waiting until we were more comfortable financially and until we had some time by ourselves, just to be husband and wife. I told Chris that I finally had him as mine and I wasn't ready to share him!

As the shock subsided and the reality slowly, slowly sunk it I really did begin to be excited. I still have days that I wonder how in the world this will all work and days that I just want to cry because there are so many things I thought we'd do before we had a child but then when I think about rocking our sweet Gift from God, hearing "momma" or "dadda" for the first time, and seeing our families with our baby all of the fears and hesitation leave and pure joy and anticipation totally takes over.

Lord, help us to seek you in all of the plans we begin to make for our child. Help me to remember that you are always in control and this child is a gift from You. Thank you for blessing me with a sweet husband that comforts me when I'm scared and is excited for our child when I struggle to be. Help us to be the Godly parents you intend for us to and to seek you as we prepare for this role. 
Here's what the little one is up to at week 14:
"This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb."

Baby Wescoat is the size of a lemon. Measuring 3 1/2 inches from head to rump!

1 comment:

Kassie Groll said...

I got super lucky with Natalia and didn't have any sort of morning sickness throughout the entire pregnancy and even got lucky and only had to push for 4 contractions. I pray you get that lucky as well.
I know it seems like there's still a lot you guys wanted to do, but it's sooo worth it! You'll be a GREAT mom!